Students from around the world gather in the heart of Silicon Valley to train with the best. A common passion forges new friendships, and memories are made to last a lifetime. 

Silicon Valley Ballet Summer Intensive

July 5 – 30, 2016

Have your best summer yet! The Silicon Valley Ballet Summer Intensive provides high quality, pre-professional ballet training featuring the renowned American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. Silicon Valley Ballet School is an ABT Certified School and the official school of Silicon Valley Ballet. The Summer Intensive is a premiere training experience for ballet students ages 11-22. Admission is by audition only. 

The Summer Intensive can be the first step towards placement in the Trainee Program and Pre-Professional Division. Achieve your goals by training with our world-class ABT certified faculty, with Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño, with Associate Director Raymond Rodriguez, with School Director and Trainee Program Director Dalia Rawson, with members of the professional company, and with experts in other forms of dance.

The Summer Intensive provides a core curriculum of ballet technique, pointe, men's class, and variations, as well as classical and contemporary ballet repertoire, with a full day of classes for students in all levels. Additional classes may include partnering, modern, contemporary, character, strengthening, Pilates, music for dancers, and floor barre, to help students develop versatility in their dancing. 

Meet the friends to last a lifetime. Optional dormitory housing is available, offering a vibrant chaperoned experience with optional weekend excursions and activities.

Build Performance Skills

The Summer Intensive Showcase, performed for family and friends at an offsite theater, is the culmination of the Silicon Valley Ballet Summer Intensive. All Summer Intensive students are cast to perform in the Summer Intensive Showcase, providing the opportunity to build performance skills as well as technique.


All Silicon Valley Ballet Summer Intensive students are cast to perform at the Summer Intensive showcase.


José Manuel Carreño Male Dancer Training Initiative

Scholarships, including Carreño Male Dancer Training Initiative Scholarships, are available. Special scholarship opportunities are available for male dancers, which may include housing. Male dancers have the opportunity to work with Mr. Carreño and the Silicon Valley Ballet Faculty in men’s technique class, partnering class, variations, and repertoire.


Special scholarship opportunities are available to eligible male dancers thanks to the José Manuel Carreño Male Dancer Training Initiative. Audition for the 2016 Summer Intensive and make this your best summer yet.


Audition for the Summer Intensive

SVB auditions are intended to be encouraging and positive experiences. Easy video audition instructions are available, and a West Coast Audition tour will be held in early 2016. In person auditions may be arranged by contacting 

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For full information, including tuition, housing, scholarship, financial aid, faculty and more, please refer to our Student Handbook.